Main dishes

Main dishes

Stir-fried mushrooms with pasta / rice

Ingredients

  • Mushroom, large portobello-1/4
  • Mushroom, shiitake- 4
  • Mushrooms, domestic-100 gms
  • Garlic clove minced to taste
  • Vegetable broth- ½ Cup
  • Cornstarch for thickening
  • Plain nonfat yogurt- 1 Tbs.
  • Parsley finely chopped to taste
  • Nutmeg, grated
  • Cooked basmati rice or cooked pasta- ¼ cup
  • Parsley springs for garnishing

Method

  • Cut all the mushrooms into bite-size pieces.
  • In a large pan, heat the oil up to the smoking point. Add the mushrooms, garlic and onions.
  • Sauté for 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are brown.
  • Add all the other ingredients except rice or pasta and simmer it for one minute.
  • Put this over rice/pasta and garnish it with parsley springs.

Prominent taste-Sweet, Pungent, Astringent. Serves-1.

Vegetable chow-mein

Ingredients

  • Chinese noodles 100 gms
  • Tofu, drained and cut into 1 inch pieces-100 gms
  • Mushrooms sliced -1 Tbs.
  • Dark toasted sesame seeds- 1tsp
  • Grated gingerroot- 1tsp
  • Garlic minced according to taste
  • Celery stalks
  • Sweet zucchini-1/2
  • Carrot-1 small size
  • Leek to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro to taste
  • Water chestnuts (optional)
  • Oil- 1Tbs.

Method

  • Slice all the vegetables.
  • In a pan, sauté the garlic and ginger in one tsp of oil. Afterwards add all the vegetables in it.
  • Remove the vegetables from the pan.
  • Add little more oil in the pan and stir-fry the mushrooms and tofu until browned on all the sides. Remove from the pan and drain well.
  • Cook the noodles by following the instructions of its package. Now panfry them in a hot, lightly oiled pan until brown.
  • Now toss all the ingredients together and serve.

Prominent taste- Sweet, Pungent Serves-1